Good night, Neil.

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The number of heroes who walk the earth has been diminished by one. The first human to set foot on the moon died this morning. I’m not sure who said it first, but as long as there are history books, Neil Armstrong will be in them.

In a statement, his family suggested the following.

For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.

It’s not clear here tonight, but I’m thinking of Neil, and my camera winked. I took this photo from my bedroom, and it is the window near where I sleep that frames the moon in this photo.

Good night, moon. Good night, Neil. Safe journeys to you both.

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